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oh never mind...i mixed up RST with smart response technology ... please disregard what I stated about RST
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OK, it appears that RAID mode generally enables AHCI features, so I should be fine with that. I'm going to go ahead and install Windows with the 2.02 firmware (i.e. no update), and install the new Intel drivers afterwards if necessary. I only see the newest (10.1.0.1008) available on Intel's site. Is that the one I should install?
Yes, this is the one. Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (10.1.0.1008)
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Alright, so 2.02 firmware and 10.1.0.1008 Intel RST drivers. I've got Windows up and running with 2.02 and no problems. I'll install the Intel drivers tonight and see if I run into any issues.
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Alright, so 2.02 firmware and 10.1.0.1008 Intel RST drivers. I've got Windows up and running with 2.02 and no problems. I'll install the Intel drivers tonight and see if I run into any issues.
Yeah, let us know if you encounter problems with the 2.02 firmware. 2.06 is a nightmare!
    
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Alright, I got things up and running...

I ran HDTune 2.55 with 8MB block sizes and got the following:
With default Windows 7 drivers: 525MB/s average.
With Intel RST 10.1.0.1008: 535MB/s average.

That seems spot on to me for SATA 3.0Gb/s. Am I correct?
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